Is my bricked tablet just due to a failed USB charging connector?
I have a tablet that is showing no sign of life whatsoever. Nothing happened to it, seemingly the battery just died while connected to a computer that went to hibernate, and the next day no way to turn the tablet back on.
All in all, I'm figuring it might just be the USB connector, which I'm hoping for because they are quite easy to find on ebay and such (which is also why I'm suspecting this may just be a common fault on those tablets). But before buying and playing with a soldering iron, I'd like to diagnose it.
Is there an easy way to do this? Using an old USB cable and bypassing the connector by connecting two leads directly to the main board, or something along those lines?